Weather-Related Deaths and Injuries

Over the last five years, weather-related deaths are down 12% from 2016, while the number of weather events have increased 8% and injuries have increased 9%. In 2020, 60,714 weather events resulted in 585 deaths and 1,708 injuries. Winter weather, tornadoes, and floods were responsible for the most deaths during 2020. The largest number of reported injuries resulted from tornadoes, high winds including thunderstorm winds, and wildfires. The most deadly weather events in the United States over the past five years include Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Harvey, and California wildfires.

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